Mass Destruction: Truth and Consequences with Hans Blix and Christiane Amanpour
This on-stage conversation with former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, in conversation with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour. This event took place on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley. For more information, visit the Graduate School of Journalism's event website. Sponsored by: The UCB Graduate School of Journalism, The Goldman Forum on the Press & Foreign Affairs, the Human Rights Center, The Office of the Chancellor and the Open Society Institute. Co-Sp
Globalism: Report from the Front Lines of Oil and Global Warming
Ben Namakin, an environmental educator from Micronesia, runs The Green Road, a mobile environmental awareness program focusing on upland watershed, mangroves, coral reefs, and waste and pollution. Using photography and film footage to talk about his experiences, Namakin will address global warming, environmental racism, and the influence of oil companies on political decision-making. He will particularly focus on how these consequences affect the cultures and lifestyles of Pacific Islanders. In
George Soros: The Bubble of American Supremacy
This event took place on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley. George Soros is a financier, philanthropist, author, and founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute. He will be joined on stage for a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, to discuss the bubble phenomenon as it relates to the United States' notion of self-supremacy in the world. For more information, visit the Graduate School of Journalism's event website. Sp
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Ann Winblad
Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. Ann has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career as a systems programmer at the Federal Reserve Bank. In 1976 Ann co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company, with a $500 i
Tree of Life
Teachers, learners and science enthusiasts are invited to explore Life on Earth and share their learning by building ToL treehouses and publishing them on the Tree of Life. Broadening our contributor base and audience is part of our efforts to create an open access digital library about biodiversity. The ToL provides four different ways of interacting with ToL learning resources, from the least interactive (browsing) to the most interactive (becoming a treehouse builder and creating ToL treehous
Write 2 Teach in 3 Days
This is a wiki version of an e-book to be released by the Asian Society for Open and Distance Education. This can be used to develop self-learning materials for use in distance education. Authored by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra of Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, this open source material is made available through WikiEducator as a professional development resource for promoting quality in distance education.
Wave on a String
Watch a string vibrate in slow motion. Wiggle the end of the string and make waves, or adjust the frequency and amplitude of an oscillator. Adjust the damping and tension. The end can be fixed, loose, or open.
Finding Zoe, a casual online video game that promotes healthy, equal, and non-violent relationships amongst diverse youth aged 8 to 14. Finding Zoe uses the popular medium of video games to open a dialogue about abuse, address the "rumor mill" youth often experience, educate players about healthy relationships, encourage young people to build respectful relationships, and teach players about places they can go for help.
Pomona College student in residence hall
A student in a broad-brimmed hat sits in a rocking chair with his feet propped up on a stool. An upright piano behind him is decorated with photographs.
Inelastic Collision of Particles with Structure Model
The EJS Inelastic Collision of Particles with Structure model displays the inelastic collision between two equal "particles" with structure on a smooth horizontal surface. Each particle has two microscopic elements which interact through a massless spring of stiffness k and natural length L. The mass of one of the microscopic elements and the spring length of the connector spring can be changed via textboxes. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the p
Harmonics and Fourier Series Model
The EJS Harmonics and Fourier Series model displays the sum of harmonics via a Fourier series to yield a new wave. The amplitude of each harmonic as well as the phase of that harmonic can be changed via sliders. In addition, several pre-set functions can be chosen to display. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open EJS Model" from the pop-up menu item.
This is a web-based math, science, and technology competition for teams in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each team proposes a solution to a real problem in their community and competes for regional and national awards (such as U.S. savings bonds). Last year's winning 8th-grade team devised a 2-digit key code system to speed the handling of 911 calls. Registration is open through December 15.
4.6 What matters? When the laptop is confirmed to be uncompromised, it is interesting that none of the characters cheers, although they all seem to be relieved. In other words, when the statement comes up, ‘laptop is uncompromised’, people seem to think that is ‘good’, the outcome is fine. They seem to have forgotten that the technician is probably dead at the time. So, in their deliberations, a person's life is forgotten. I am sure that, if they were reminded of it, they would, of course, say that thi
When the laptop is confirmed to be uncompromised, it is interesting that none of the characters cheers, although they all seem to be relieved. In other words, when the statement comes up, ‘laptop is uncompromised’, people seem to think that is ‘good’, the outcome is fine. They seem to have forgotten that the technician is probably dead at the time. So, in their deliberations, a person's life is forgotten. I am sure that, if they were reminded of it, they would, of course, say that thi
Introduction In the first unit of this series you saw how some of the stages of a mathematical modelling process can be applied in the context of modelling pollution in the Great Lakes. In this second unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to another practical example, this time modelling the skid marks caused by vehicle tyres. By considering the example you should be able to draw out and clarify your ideas of mathematical modelling. This unit, the second in a
In the first unit of this series you saw how some of the stages of a mathematical modelling process can be applied in the context of modelling pollution in the Great Lakes. In this second unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to another practical example, this time modelling the skid marks caused by vehicle tyres. By considering the example you should be able to draw out and clarify your ideas of mathematical modelling.
This unit, the second in a
Scaffolding: A model for learner support in an online teaching environment
'In the design of online teaching environments, considerable attention has been paid to the nature of the interface and to the streamlining of activities for learners to engage with. Much less attention has been given however to the nature of the learner support system that is created for novice users learning online. Support systems are essential for learners to engage in the processes of learning and need to be developed in response to needs. It is also imperative that a range of support syste
Developing modelling skills
This unit is the third in the series of five units on mathematical modellng. It provides an overview of the processes involved in developing models, starting by explaining how to specify the purpose of the model. It then moves on to look at aspects involved in creating models, such as simplifying problems, choosing variables and parameters, formulating relationships and finding solutions. You will also look at interpreting results and evaluating models. This unit assumes that you have previously
All About Astrology : The Sign Scorpio in Astrology
Scorpio is a passionate and unyielding sign, get expert tips and advice on astrology, sun signs, and the zodiac in this video.
Quahog Fact Sheet
This Rhode Island Sea Grant Fact Sheet describes quahogs, a type of shellfish, and their role in commercial fishery. It includes information about quahog physical description, habitat preference, and the rise of quahog harvests in Rhode Island. The Fact Sheet concludes with a section describing how to dig up your own quahogs, shuck (open) them, and eat them.
The molecular world
From diamonds to dynamite everything involves a chemical reaction. This unit introduces you to the concepts and principles that underpin chemistry at the molecular level. Everyday experiences are used to help you to understand the more complex issues. First published on Fri, 03 Jun 2011 as Author(s):
Summer Open House
Nearly 2,000 prospective students and their parents visited Kent State University July 23 at the Summer Open House. Visitors received a close-up peek at Kent State University's academic programs, campus, student life, residence halls and research opportunities.